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Bill Musgrave to be Raiders offensive coordinator

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Jack Del Rio has made his decision as to his offensive coordinator and that choice is Bill Musgrave, who was Del Rio's offensive coordinator early in his days as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Today the Raiders were interviewing Marc Trestman and if the report is true, it would suggest not only did the interview with Trestman not go as hoped, but that he had Musgrave as his plan in that eventuality. As prior to this, there were only reports of interest.

This is also a return to his roots for Musgrave. He began his NFL career in 1997 with the Raiders as a quarterbacks coach. Coaching quarterbacks is what he was doing in Philadelphia last season after three seasons as offensive coordinator in Minnesota.

In his three seasons as OC in Minnesota, the Vikings had offenses ranked in the teens each season. 19, 14, and 14 in points and 18, 20, and 13 in yards. On one hand he had Adrian Peterson at running back. On the other hand he had Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel at quarterback.

This is the second such reunion of old coaches as the Raiders are said to be ready to hire Mike Tice as offensive line coach who held the same position under Del Rio in Jacksonville.